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Outpatient Overview

The New Foundation’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents ages 11-17 years old provides a structured therapeutic treatment environment for individuals with substance abuse challenges, behavioral health issues, or both (also known as co-occurring disorders). With decades of experience dealing with psychiatric illness and dual diagnosis, The New Foundation’s IOP is unlike any other in Arizona. Our objective is to return an individual to his or her daily routine as soon as possible. To accomplish that, we take an intensive approach to treatment. A daily schedule includes focused goal setting, group therapy and educational groups in which individuals address the issues that have disrupted their lives. In addition to the IOP program, we are also pleased to offer partial hospitalization programming (PHP) for students who are not quite ready to return home full time. This option for day treatment allows adolescents to experience the same type of daily programming that students in the residential program receive, while being able to return home at the end of the day. Below is an overview of what each program offers.

Program Hours & Days

Intensive Outpatient programming (IOP) operates with the Mental Health Program  attending Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the Substance Abuse Program attending Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.;  year round. Counseling appointments for all programs occur during the hours of programming and are arranged with the client’s assigned clinician. Medication appointments are arranged through the on-campus Nursing Department and are scheduled according to the attending psychiatrist’s availability.

Conditions/symptoms addressed:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Self-destructive Behaviors
  • Defiant Behaviors
  • Family Conflict Issues
  • Poor Social Skills
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Other psychiatric disorders and behavioral issues.

Treatment Approach

The New Foundation’s Intensive Outpatient Program offers a unique intervention experience for adolescents. We work closely and cooperatively with each client to develop a treatment plan that meets his/her individual needs. Our integrative approach blends today’s most effective treatment strategies with long standing, evidenced-based techniques to help our clients achieve lasting recovery. These include:

  • Utilizing a Strength-based Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Family Involvement

Substance abuse and mental health problems affect the entire family. Parent involvement plays a vital role in recovery. While children and adolescents are in treatment, parents participate in multifamily therapy and a parent support group designed to educate and train parents on recovery, trust, communication, limit setting, parenting and preparing for the return home. Parental involvement in these vital aspects of our program allows parents to better understand substance abuse and psychiatric issues and to develop a support system by knowing other parents facing similar problems.

Substance Abuse vs. Mental Health

In understanding the importance of individualized treatment, The New Foundation has divided IOP into two separate programs: Phoenix Rising, an intensive substance abuse program; and Esperanza, a behavioral health program. Both programs are often utilized as a step-down from inpatient psychiatric care, residential treatment, or for those needing more than just outpatient counseling.

IOP Hours:

Mental Health – Monday-Wednesday-Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Substance Abuse – Tuesday -Thursday-Friday: 3:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

Other outpatient therapeutic services available by appointment only.

PHP Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please note

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Therapy patients must attend at least three time a week. Partial hospitalization patients must attend every weekday, Monday – Friday.

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